Healthcare partnerships (6) Cervical cancer prevention (2)

8 June, 2018

Thank you so much Dr. Eben for that insight on Cervical Cancer prevention. I really learnt a lot from from it. I actually have a personal community engagement on cervical screening in Anambra and Delta States Nigeria which started after the World Cancer Day of February 4th 2018. Just like you shared, I used social media to get philanthropists (women) to pay for the women who could not afford the screening. It was at a discounted rate of N1,500 Nigeria currency. It was VIA Field Screening using speculum (disposable) with a Medical Team trained on that. At the moment 230 women have been screened. 140 women were screened free from beneficiaries who also participated in the screening exercise. It is on going because the women in the rural communities have not been reached and these are the poorer ones. There is also the issue of vaccination for prevention. I will use your model to look for partners who share the same goal to stop women from losing their lives in cervical cancer.

Thank you,

Ngozi

Nigeria

HIFA profile: Ngozi P Osuchukwu is a Librarian and Development Practitioner in Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) Onitsha in Nigeria. Professional interests: Community information, social justice, health literacy, women, girls and children’s issues. ngostary2k AT yahoo.com